Everyone knows about the awkwardly short period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the pinnacle of the holiday season. These few weeks are infamous for one thing and one thing only: food. The amount of food the average person consumes between Turkey Day and Christmas Eve is unprecedented. Between Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, leftovers I brought back to my […]

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If you’re not into the gym scene but still want to stay fit, running outside is the simplest way to work on your cardio. Boston University has many pros and cons for runners. For one, the Charles River is an amazing view to have on your jog and you can try running faster than the […]

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The night began in the cold brisk air on Commonwealth Avenue, right outside of Paradise Rock Club. As someone who grew up listening to Toots and the Maytals, all my childhood memories of listening to them with my family started flooding back to my head. This feel-good reggae group consists of main singer Toots Hibbert, […]

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When I began the arduous college search my junior year of high school, I prioritized two things: a city environment and diversity. I’m from a very small, rural town in northern New Jersey, and I was one of about five black kids in my graduating class of 248 students. Diversity was not something I was […]

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West Campus is the home of Claflin, Sleeper and Rich halls and the notorious West dining hall. To most Boston University students, this is the closest you’ll get to a typical college campus. While it’s still on Commonwealth Avenue, it’s still a home away from home. If you’re a tad unlucky like me, you might […]

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A Massachusetts start-up called Steem finished their two-year-in-the-making, caffeinated peanut butter. The new concoction is made with green-coffee extract, natural agave sweetener and all-natural peanut butter. By combining these ingredients, the caffeine of the green coffee bean mixes with the fat of the peanut butter to make this one of a kind spread. The beauty […]

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From the end of September through this first week of October, photographs from Fashion Week have absolutely dominated my Instagram feed. For the last three weeks, I have obsessively tracked the happenings of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and, of course, Anna Wintour. And while I have swooned over the masterpieces designers have churned out for […]

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  Here I go, walking to my first class of the day. Oh my god it’s 7:30 in the morning. Why did I sign up for an 8 a.m.? Oh right, it’s because I hate sleeping and being well-rested. I need to stop at Starbucks. But oh my god, it’s so expensive. Whatever, we’ll cross […]

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In the spirit of starting the school year, I think it’s appropriate to remind you all how much you spend on textbooks. College Board estimates that students at a private nonprofit four-year university (such as Boston University) spent more than $1,200 on average on books and supplies for the 2014-15 school year. Even though some […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates My name is Shivani Patel and I am an awkward freshman. In case you were wondering (you probably weren’t), I am a journalism major in COM, I’m 17 years old and I’m from Southern California (shout-out to the west coast a.k.a. the best coast). Just like you, I too […]

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